Back in November, OTT video services providers Sling TV and Roku said they were planning the December launch of an “invitation only” trial of a joint cloud DVR beta program. Under the Sling Cloud DVR First Look program, the virtual MVPD provider has been steadily adding platform access to the program. The latest expansion brings it to Android and Roku devices. The news came in a blog post from Sling TV’s Chief Product Officer Ben Weinberger.
Sling Cloud DVR First Look access initially was limited to those who used Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV stick or Fire TV tablet devices, Weinberger said. Expanding to include Roku, Android TV and Android mobile devices expands the service’s potential subscriber reach substantially.
Sling Cloud DVR First Look
The terms and conditions are the same for all user groups, all of whom must be Sling TV subscribers: Cloud DVR First Look users can purchase 50 hours of cloud DVR video storage for $5 per month. Content from some Sling TV channels cannot be stored on the Cloud DVR service.
Key features of the Sling TV Cloud DVR service include the ability to store and access programs “anytime, anywhere” via Roku streaming media players and Roku TV, as well as connected TV devices supporting Amazon Prime and Android TV.
Subscribers can also record multiple programs simultaneously, and that content will be stored as long as they remain Sling TV with Cloud DVR subscribers. The oldest recordings watched are deleted automatically as capacity limits are reached.
Next up on Sling TV’s Cloud DVR agenda is adding support for Apple TV, a development management expects will be available in coming weeks.